Game Controllers

A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

Nintendo, it seems, has something brewing behind the scenes. The company has filed an application with the FCC for a mysterious new device, but unfortunately, there are only some tiny details we can glean from the filing because of a Nintendo request for privacy. Still, the details that are obvious from this filing are more than enough to pique our interest.

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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma was revealed this week in preparation for launch for Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC. This newest version of the original Wolverine works with a new design, a whole bunch of buttons, interchangeable thumbstick caps, and Chroma RGB lights aplenty. This new version of the controller will be made available direct rom Razer, at RazerStores, and at authorized retailers around the world.

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Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

This week Microsoft released firmware updates to Xbox controllers of several sorts. This update affects Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. In this update, users will get features that were only previously available on the newest in new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers.

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Xbox Insiders test Controller firmware update, upgraded TV integration

Xbox Insiders test Controller firmware update, upgraded TV integration

Although they look like they just play games, gaming consoles today are as complicated as PCs. They even share almost the same as desktop computers while functioning as an entertainment hub for games and other digital content. Likewise, game controllers have become more sophisticated, more complex, and a bit more general-purpose. It's not surprising, then, that Xbox is lining up a few updates that will upgrade players' experiences when using first-party Xbox controllers and when using an Xbox in tandem with a TV.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy game and Xbox controllers made for super-fans

Space Jam: A New Legacy game and Xbox controllers made for super-fans

After more than 20 years, we're getting a new Space Jam movie. Space Jam: A New Legacy - starring LeBron James instead of Michael Jordan - is set to debut next month in theaters and on HBO Max. To go along with the movie's release, Microsoft is releasing Space Jam: A New Legacy The Game, though this isn't quite like the movie tie-in games we've seen in the past.

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Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

I've designed a custom Xbox controller before - back when they first released the program into the wild. Now, things are slightly better, but still not as wild and crazy as I'd like them to be. To Microsoft's credit, they're not going full "MySpace design non-limits" with official color options, but they're not restricting users to pre-made combinations of colors, either.

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PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

While the PlayStation 5 is still a very difficult console to procure, some of those who have obtained one have been wondering when we might see Sony launch the DualSense controller in different colors. Microsoft has hit the ground running in launching new color schemes for the Xbox Series X|S controller, but so far, the DualSense has only been available in white. That's all going to change next month, when Sony launches two new colors for the DualSense controller.

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PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

Although game streaming is slowly catching on these days thanks to Google Stadia and Microsoft Xbox Game Pass, Sony has actually been offering something similar more than a decade ago. Remote Play, of course, just streams the game locally from a PlayStation console already present at home but it still offers some measure of convenience for those who don't want to always be in the living room. Sony is now expanding that platform by just a bit, finally bringing support for the PS5 DualSense controller in the Remote Play app, at least under some circumstances.

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The latest Xbox Series X controller is here and it’s very, very yellow

The latest Xbox Series X controller is here and it’s very, very yellow

Microsoft loves its Xbox Wireless Controller variants, and today it released one that's quite the stunner in terms of color. The latest Xbox Wireless Controller is arriving in a new color called Electric Volt, and as you can clearly see in the images accompanying this article, it's very, very yellow. If that's right up your alley, then get ready to pay a premium for this new controller, as it costs a bit more than a standard Xbox Wireless Controller does.

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8bitdo Pro 2 controller review: Excellence refined

8bitdo Pro 2 controller review: Excellence refined

I’ve used a handful of 8bitdo controllers throughout the years, and the SN30 Pro+ always stood out as one of the best to me. 8bitdo itself has described the SN30 Pro+ as the most advanced controller it has ever made, but now it’s got a successor: the 8bitdo Pro 2. You’d be forgiven for thinking the Pro 2 is the SN30 Pro+ at first blush, because the two controllers look very similar. However, there are a few key differences that the Pro 2 brings to the table, and it’s clear that it’s going to be 8bitdo’s new flagship controller.

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macOS Big Sur 11.3 to get game controller emulation of iOS games

macOS Big Sur 11.3 to get game controller emulation of iOS games

The M1 Macs have become a real powerhouse, not only surpassing their Intel equivalents in terms of performance but also boasting of the ability to run some iOS and iPadOS apps. Of course, it's not like some magical device that immediately makes any and all mobile apps compatible with Apple's new computers and there are definitely some very rough corners that still need to be smoothed out. One of those is gaming, an area that the next macOS update may finally address with game controller emulation.

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8bitdo Pro 2 upgrades the retro gaming company’s best controller

8bitdo Pro 2 upgrades the retro gaming company’s best controller

8bitdo has put out a bunch of controllers throughout the years, but one of its most recognizable is undoubtedly the SN30 Pro+. The controller, which has both retro and modern design influences, is getting a follow-up today named the 8bitdo Pro 2. While these two controllers look very similar on the surface, there are several key differences between the two that might make the Pro 2 worth picking up even for SN30 Pro+ owners.

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